As US DOE Releases Proposed Rules For ESSA, Kline & Alexander Threaten To Pull The Plug
The first set of proposed rules for the Every Student Succeeds Act, unofficially released on May 20th, are already drawing the ire of many in Washington D.C. are not too happy with them. Senator Lamar Alexander (TN) and US Rep. John Kline (MN) issued a press release today advising the United States Dept. of Education and Secretary of Education John King that if the proposed rules for regulation do not match the sprit and intent of the law they will take measures to overturn the proposed rules.
Both Kline and Alexander feel the federal overreach, which ESSA was supposed to get rid of, is still there. This is not the first time in recent months they have blasted John King over the US DOE’s interpretation of the ESSA. But as the proposed rules come out, expect a vicious fight in D.C.
Below are the proposed rules sent out for public comment. They will be published in the Federal Register on May 31st, next Tuesday. Also below are a summary of the proposed rules, a chart, the press release issued today by the US DOE on the proposed regulations, the Title I approved consensus for regulatory language on assessments, and the press release issued today by Kline and Alexander.